Do You Know Your Journal Title?
Use this link to type in your journal title in the FIND box. Each blue link shows the dates of full-text available. Just click a blue link, and you are on your way into a database! Now either click SEARCH WITHIN THIS PUBLICATION or click on a year to continue. Note--if your only blue link is TOWNSEND MEMORIAL LIBRARY, you will need to come into the Library to use it.
APA Citation Help
These links will help you cite using APA.
APA Style Manuals in the Library
2 copies available for check out
Recommended Business Databases
Need journal articles?
Recommendation--START with Business Source Complete!
--for DEEPER searches, use "select a field" (keyword) searching
--for NARROWER searches, use "SU-subject terms"
--some of the many LIMITERS -- "full-text", "scholarly journals", "publication date"
Use the * (asterisk)
Example: manag* = managers, managing, AND management
Business Source Complete
Over 1,000 full-text scholarly articles!
select a field = manager* & select a field = problem solving
How can I tell if it is a SCHOLARLY journal or a POPULAR magazine?
Distinguishing between Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines
Scholarly journals, popular magazines, and trade magazines are all classified as periodicals. It is important to be able to distinguish between scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles and articles found in popular magazines prior to looking for articles for your research paper.
Scholarly Journals: Articles found in this type of periodical are usually lengthy and are written by experts or scholars in their academic or professional fields. The articles target a specific audience, normally researchers, students, or professors. There is little or no advertising and topics are related to a single field of research, normally requiring that the reader have some knowledge of the professional terminology of that field. Scholarly articles are peer-reviewed, or refereed, by an editorial board or by the author's peers. The most distinguishing feature of scholarly articles is the extensive bibliography at the end of each article.
Examples of scholarly journals: Journal of Business Ethics; Business Communication Quarterly; Journal of Marketing, Accounting & Business Research.
Popular Magazines: Popular magazine articles lack the supporting bibliographies found at the end of scholarly articles. Popular magazine articles are normally written by employees of the magazine or by free lance authors paid to write the article. Advertising is included with the intent to sell or persuade a general audience.
Examples of popular magazines include Time, Newsweek, Managing People at Work, Psychology Today.
Trade journals are similar to popular magazines, but tend to target readers with interests in specific businesses, professions, or industries. The articles are normally written by professionals in the specific field, and include reports on conferences and trade shows. Check with your instructor prior to using an article from a trade journal as a reference for your research paper.
Examples of trade magazines include: Advertising Age, Retail Trade, Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Remember: if you need an article from a journal that is not in the library's collection, you may request it using our Interlibrary Loan services (fees may apply).
If you need help locating journals or journal articles, please Ask A Librarian! for assistance.